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JJ Kills the Cat with Faulty Russian/Chinese Models

Tue, 7 Sep 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says long-term friends of Ghana

such as Russia and China owe it a duty to make known their observations about

political developments in the country ‘on account of the bumpy roads we have

been through in the past.’ He said Ghana is going through challenges with its

multi-party democratic process and ‘we need support and advice from our friends.

We owe it to the future of our relationships’” (Ghanaweb Sept 4, 2010).

Our deep national lunacy

National follies are flowering

Pioneered by JJ Rawlings

With his broken mental furniture

He who knows it all, all

He who has no answers

Lunacy of mediocre leaders

Mirrored by JJ Rawlings

Intemperate foaming

Impetuous harangues

Impatient in thought

JJ who gave us Mills

Born of his Swedru self-orgy

JJ has called Mills names

All the cloying cruel names

Now JJ’s anti-Millsims is clear

Still craving for authoritarianism

Chinese and Russian models

Still craving for neocolonialism

Russians to support our democracy

Chinese to support our democracy

JJ & African leaders

Oh! Africans let us look within

Search for local alternatives

JJ he who demonizes all

Knows it all – right from wrong

Has never done the right things

Stole Air Force plane seats

Thumped wee at the youth

Unaccounted fifty-cedi notes

Kangaroo courts

Seized assets

Sold national assets to cronies

Criminalized Makola women

Murdered judges

Killed numerous others

Curfew & abduction

Shit-bombed press houses

Stolen wealth & materialistic life

Beat up Arkaah


FIRE-ING anti-Nkrumahism

FIRE-ING anti-Liman Socilaists

FIRE-ING anti-Kufour Ataa Ayis

FIRE-ING anti-Mills foot-soldiers

Yesterday JJ was a dictator

Today JJ is anti-democratic

Parades in Western designer suits

Uses democratic rhetoric

Turns to Russia, China

For democratic credentials

JJ wants to kill the cat

Stomach politicians clap

Elites that think in herds

Political hyenas in suits

Shallow Rawlings in politics

Self- elevated expectation

JJ is his own victim

Rawlings’s victory lap



Shadowed by mental spasms

Spasms of self righteousness

Atta Mills is lost

Ghana is shipwrecked

Snailing on the sea of Atta Snail

Painting mirages in the horizon

NDC toxins unleashed on Ghanaians

JJ Rawlings

The self-righteous tin-god

The Chief Fireman of Ridge

The killer of the judges

He who knows it all

Genealogies of our failures

He who has born it all

Born rabid dogs - Amedeka

Born barber-thieves – ET Mensah

Born Socialist thieves: Ahwois

Born violence: Makola women

Born foot-soldiers: seizing toilets

Born rich politicians: PV Obengs

JJ the architect of all our woes

JJ Rawlings just foams

Foams at the mouth

Cotton-wool head

Full of barren thoughts

JJ tell us about Russian democracy

JJ tell us about Chinese democracy

JJ tell us about Western democracy

JJ and African leaders

Tell us about African democracies

Africans let us look within

Search for local alternatives

Oh, killers of the dream

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in

Pennsylvania with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college

in Maryland. In her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist

hyperbolic, satirical” poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.